President Obama endorses the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 despite the removal of provisions from an earlier version of the bill that would have given the federal government authority to regulate the mostly privately owned critical national IT infrastructure.
At a time when information security sees record growth - in every sector, there are more open positions than professionals to fill them - ISMG's new Job Board offers new resources to job seekers and employers alike.
Debate surrounding the Cybersecurity Act has focused on whether the government should regulate privately owned, critical IT systems. But the bill also would make significant changes on how government governs IT security, co-sponsor Sen. Tom Carper says. See how.
Programs from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Maryland come at a time when organizations not only can't find enough IT security professionals to hire to meet their needs, but often lack the leadership to oversee IT security initiatives.
The Food and Drug Administration needs to do a better job of collecting information on privacy and security issues related to medical devices to catch problems before they rapidly spread, a new report concludes.
Removing provisions from the original bill to grant the federal government authority to impose standards on the mostly privately-owned critical IT infrastructure is a concession to win votes from Republicans, who oppose regulation.